Rejecting Calhoun's Expansible Army Plan: The Army Reduction Act of 1821

@article{FitzGerald1996RejectingCE,
  title={Rejecting Calhoun's Expansible Army Plan: The Army Reduction Act of 1821},
  author={Michael FitzGerald},
  journal={War in History},
  year={1996},
  volume={3},
  pages={161 - 185}
}
Following the defeats and frustrations of the War of 1812, the United States undertook an extensive buildup of its military forces. In 1815, an attempt to reduce the army from a wartime 35 000 men to a peacetime strength of 6 000 collapsed. The United States thus emerged from the War of 1812 with the largest standing army 12 700 strong of its short history. In 1816 a Republican-led Congress enacted a major naval expansion bill, established the nation’s first sizeable peacetime administrative… 

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